2017-08-06 13:30:32 UTC
a) AHC: Germans capture St. Petersburg or Petrograd while it is still Russia's capital (under a Tsarist or Provisional or Boleshevik regime). Consequences after that?
b) What if Russia moved the capital from St. Petersburg to Moscow after the great retreat of 1915? Knock-ons for governmental stability/resiliency in Russia?
c) What if the Bolesheviks kept Petrograd ( and then Leningrad) as capital instead of moving it to Moscow for the interwar era? Or what if Leningrad were restored as capital after the civil war? Presuming there's still a Barbarossa, how might Soviet defenses and troop concentrations be organized differently from OTL?